Research engineer Chemometrics – Nijhuis Industries – Doetinchem

Nijhuis Industries

As a Research engineer Chemometrics , you will join the team that develops new water treatment solutions for a more sustainable water industry. We develop water and wastewater solutions for the municipal and industrial domain, and you will focus on advanced process control, modelling, and design with a heavy component in data science. Working at R&D, you will be the linking pin between the technical domain (process design, R&D) and the digital domain and ensure our water treatment solutions for the future are both smart and green . You will be involved in the complete development cycle of processes from idea to full-scale application. Examples of current projects are minimizing chemical consumption, recovery of nutrients from concentrated waste streams, and the efficient removal of persistent micro-pollutants. The projects you will be involved in are, among others, the optimization of large scale removal of micropollutants and optimizing chemical dosing in coagulation systems. What else will you be doing? We have listed it for you:

  • Develop and implement the vision and strategy on advanced process modeling and control, be the thought leader on this domain within Saur.
  • Implement a data-driven and QbD approach in R&D and process design; provide input to optimize processes and process designs based on historical process data.
  • Develop and implement intelligent control strategies in our unit operations that help save energy and chemicals and ensure higher levels of safety.
  • Improve the effectivity of pilot testing.
  • Interface with lab and pilot research and help translate the results into full-scale solutions.
  • Interface with digital teams in Doetinchem and Paris.
  • Working together with customers and external partners.
  • Project management of innovation project(s).

  • You hold a Msc or a PhD degree in data science, chemical engineering, chemometrics or a similar field or comparable level.
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge in the field of process modelling and advanced control, multivariate data acquisition and data analysis tools, process analytical chemistry, QbD, digital twins, preferentially applied in water treatment.
  • Process analytical chemistry.
  • Basic understanding on unit operations applied in water treatment.
  • Ability to manage innovation projects and set up R&D plans.
  • Network with stakeholders in industry and science.
  • Professional command of the English language in word and writing. Command of the Dutch language is desirable, but not required.
  • In general, we are looking for the following competencies: curious, proactive, creative, analytical and communicative.
    Do you recognize yourself in this position and do you want to contribute as a ‘water champion’? Send your curriculum vitae to or contact us via .

    As a Research engineer, you will be part of the Research and Development (R&D) department and report to the Team leader R&D. This department is continuously working on the development of new products and concepts for the treatment of (waste) water and the recovery of resources and the reuse of water. We conduct a wide range of tests in our home laboratory which are often supported by on-site pilot trials. Furthermore, we hold regular team meetings to share our experiences, technological challenges and develop ourselves in this way.

    To show this content we should be allowed to set cookies. or view this content at

    Our purpose is to be an advocate for water, ensuring that everyone – municipalities, industries, citizens, farmers, non-governmental organizations and civil society as a whole – gives water the value it deserves. Beyond our daily business of providing adequate supplies and responsible quality and treatment of water, we are committed to acting and to convincing others, so that together we invest in saving water and invent new models to preserve one the most precious resources on our planet. We call it and we invite you to join the movement.

    For more information about our organization, visit . Are you interested or do you have any questions about this vacancy? Then please contact Nathalie Wieggers (Junior talent acquisitie specialist). She can be reached on telephone number 0314-749939 and will be happy to answer your questions.

    Working for Nijhuis Saur Industries means working for a rapidly growing international company with a mission. Over 250 water champions work in the Netherlands and enthusiastically dedicate themselves every day to #missionwater. You don’t just choose a particular job; you choose an employer where you will be able to develop yourself and contribute to a better world. Every day is different, with a lot of variety and a wide-range of activities. Based on a full-time working week you may count on:

  • A ‘buddy’ who will show you around in our organization.
  • Extended leave, with as many as 27 vacation and 7 Adv days.
  • Flexible working hours, starting your day between 7am and 9am.
  • The possibility to work from home once a week including a daily allowance.
  • A competitive salary and 8% vacation allowance.
  • Good commuting scheme.
  • PME pension plan and discounted health insurance.
  • Interesting online training program which allows you to continuously develop yourself.
  • An active staff association.
  • Secondary benefits, such as Benefits@work, Employment conditions selection model and a sports card for Nijmegen, Arnhem and surrounding area.
    We will contact you to let you know whether we see an initial match and will also ask you about your salary expectations. We do this to get clear expectations in advance from both sides. Does it feel good on both sides? Then we invite you for a speed call or an interview at our office!

    Please do not call or e-mail us unless we have called you first. This is because we are recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. Therefore, acquisition in response to this vacancy is not desired, even by phone. Profiles and resumes sent unsolicited by agencies, even if you send them directly to the manager, will be treated as direct applications from candidates.

    Lees hier meer

    Deel deze vacature: